Introducing the 2024 Cohort Members

Amanda Primiano (she/her)

 Executive Director of the Monroe Free Library

Brienna Jow (she/they) 

Outreach and Digital Services Librarian at the Utica Public Library

Caroline Kravitz (she/her) 

Scholarship Program Coordinator at Brooklyn Public Library

Celeste Curry (she/her)

 Circulation Manager at the Brooklyn Public Library -  Leonard Branch

Cheryl Marriott (she/her)

 Coordinator of Archives at the SUNY HSC Brooklyn Medical Research Library

Erik House (he/they) 

Circulation Supervisor of the Southeast Steuben County Library

Gillian Friedlander (she/her) 

Information Services Librarian of the Broome County Public Library

Jade Jacobs (she/her) 

Middle School Librarian at the Manhasset Secondary School

Jennifer O'Connor (she/her) 

Adult Services Librarian at South Huntington Public Library

Jesse Meyer (he/him) 

Libraries HR Manager at the University at Buffalo

Jessica Brown (she/her) 

Social Services Coordinator Librarian II of the Patchogue-Medford Library

Kate Federiconi (she/her) 

Adult Librarian I at the Saratoga Springs Public Library

Kuniko Kitamura Simon (she/her) 

Central Adult Services Librarian at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Laurie Wilson (she/her) 

Head of Circulation & Tech Services at the Pearl River Public Library

Laydon Owens (he/him) 

Technology Training Instructor at New York Public Library

Liz Kurz (they/them) 

Head of Youth Services at Gloversville Public Library

Melissa Burgess (she/her) 

Development & Communications Clerk at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Melissa Sutter (she/her) 

Outreach and Reference Librarian at Rogers Memorial Library

Michelle Dannenhoffer-Cau (she/her) 

Access Services Manager at the Schenectady County Public Library

Oswaldo Coto-Chang (he/him) 

Head of Children's Services at Yonkers Public Library

Pamela Edholm (she/her) 

Library Director I at the Lackawanna Public Library

Rowan Narvaez (they/them)

 Library Assistant at the West Seneca Public Library

Toni Ann Mulligan (she/her) 

Library Clerk at the Rose Memorial Library

Tracy Dunstan (she/her) 

Head of Adult & Digital Services at the Nyack Library


Jonathan Heifetz (he/him)

Head of Adult Services at the Eastchester Public Library



Interested In Serving As A Mentor?

New to the Developing Leaders Program is matching our leaders with a mentor in the field a month into the program based on their current short and long-term goals! Participants will be responsible for meeting with their mentor - whether in person and/or virtual - during the program. Mentors will be expected to support their mentees and provide them with a larger network of personal and professional support. This is a monthly commitment whether virtual or in person (depending if your mentee is within 30 minutes of you) starting in February up until June.  All mentors will be invited to the Capstone Project at the end of the program.

Are you interested in serving as a mentor? Schedule a meeting with C here to discuss the opportunity to see if you would be a good fit before Friday, January 26th!